27 May 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022  colloquium. We trust you enjoyed the event. Anyone needing more information about the past even can contact our offices on cbergman@coaltech.co.za.

To view any of the presentations from the day please click here.

Exhibitors on the day included:

  • Agreenco Environmental Projects
  • Colliery Dust Control
  • Fog Maker
  • PositioNXT
  • Monitech
  • Avocado Vision
  • Integrated Air Solutions
  • Mandela Mining Precinct

Agenda for the 2022 Colloquium:

08:30 – 09:00 Registration / Exhibitor Networking
09:00 – 09:10 Opening & welcome by Henk Lodewijks Coaltech (CEO)
09:10 – 09:30 Key Note Address by Mike Teke from Seriti Resources:
Can Coal exist with renewables as baseload or is it the end?
09:30 – 09:50 Intermezzo Drumming
09:50 – 10:35

Environmental Research Overview & Projects

  • Environment Overview by Ritva Muhlbauer from Thungela
  • Treatment of AMD for irrigation by Kerri du Preez from Mintek
  • Phytomining and hyperaccumulation by Prof Wayne Truter from University of Pretoria
10:35 – 10:55 Tea Break / Exhibitor Networking
10:55 – 12:20

Mining Research Overview & Projects

  • Mining Overview by Gavin Silver from Seriti Resources
  • Development of sponcom guidelines by Gerhard Stenzel from Clencore
  • A best practice guideline for the management of hot holes in opencast coal mines by Fleckson Magweregwede from CSIR
  • Flammable gas and dust suppression on continuous miners by Inus Labuschagne from Sasol Mining
  • Underground refuge bays by Inus Labuschagne from Sasol Mining
12:20 – 13:25

Processing Research Overview & Projects

  • Processing overview by Jan Voges from Glencore
  • Pilot scale testing of SepAir on different Witbank coal seams by Jovani van Brakel from Glencore
  • Hydrothermal Treatment (HTC) of coal fines for the production of advanced materials by Gentil Kahilu Mwengula from WITS
  • Advanced high internal phase (HIP) water in oil (W/O) technique for the beneficiation of weathered ultra-fine coal discards by Poitah Manche Mashaba from WITS
13:25 – 13:35 Closure by David Power, Coaltech Chairperson
13:35 Onwards Lunch / Networking